The Shah of Iran’s visit to Perak in 1968

The Shah of Iran accompanied by Almarhum DYMM Sultan Idris Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Shah

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Luncheon at the Istana Iskandariah. From left: Almarhumah DYMM Raja Perempuan Muzwin, the Shah, Almarhum DYMM Sultan Idris Shah II and Empress Farah Diba. (Source: Arkib Negara Malaysia)

Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, was the last Shah (Emperor) of Iran (16 September 1941 to 11 February 1979). He made an official visit to Malaysia which included Perak in 1968, accompanied by his wife, Her Imperial Majesty Empress (Shahbanu) Farah Diba. The Shah was bestowed the Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara (DMN) by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong during this visit to Malaysia.

The Shah of Iran been greeted by Almarhum DYTM Raja Muda Musa ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Aziz

The Shah was overthrown during the Iranian revolution in 1979, following which the Iranian monarchy was dissolved. The Shah died of lymphoma in exile in Egypt a year later.

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